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Duggars Did A Pretty Good Job Edumacatin’ Their Womb-Fruits, All Right

Just as Darwin Demanded
Reality Teevee show person Jessa Duggar went to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, and came away believing that Charles Darwin led directly to the Nazis’ attempted extermination of European Jewry, which suggests that the museum’s docents really need to up their game. Ms. Duggar, 21, explained on Instagram the profound anti-science message that she derived from the historical exhibits: Read more on Duggars Did A Pretty Good Job Edumacatin’ Their Womb-Fruits, All Right…
  #occupywalmart

Wal-Mart’s Billions and the Art Museum of Cruelty: A Christmas Carol

Here is a number we’ve seen bouncing around this week that really makes us want to fire up the old Yule Log, in the sense that the “Yule Log” is a tightly bound human centipede of the richest hundred humans in America, lit on fire: The six heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune have about $93 billion between them, more money and financial assets than the combined 100,000,000 Americans at the bottom of our crushing economic system. With half of all Americans now officially poor or “near poor” — which is somehow worse than plain poverty, as “near poor” means you don’t qualify for the minimal safety net this country generously offers some of its most desperate people — it is not a complete surprise that the rich must be very rich indeed these days. But the idea of six heirs to a corporate fortune built upon the destruction of American manufacturing, American small business and the American working class owning more than 30% of the entire nation, well that is the kind of thing that makes us think of Charles Dickens, and the holiday of abject misery and constant war against the impoverished called “Christmastime.” Read more on Wal-Mart’s Billions and the Art Museum of Cruelty: A Christmas Carol…
  turkey time in washington

Thanksgiving Wonkabout Style: Turducken For All

Some 400 years ago the Pilgrims and Indians dined together to celebrate a bountiful harvest, and then the nice Pilgrims gave the Indians smallpox blankets and killed just about all of them. To commemorate this glorious occurrence in our nation’s history, we get the Thanksgiving holiday, and if you’re sticking around and braving a visit from your family, don’t worry, there will be plenty of things to do in the District. Read more on Thanksgiving Wonkabout Style: Turducken For All…
  the spirit of skidmore

RedState Discovers Best Museum In World History

Someone sends RedState a photo of this unfunded, dinky thing, in Texas, and Erick Erickson writes, “We need that spirit in this country. We need the Spirit of Skidmore.” As tipster “Michael E.” writes, “An example of some garbage museum that the conservatives think should be the gold standard. ‘Welcome to the Smithsonian Institution, now without federal of state funding, open Sunday 3-5PM!!'” Indeed. It’s easy to maintain a museum when all it features is a bunch of old, rusty mechanical shit laying around the parking lot. [RedState] Read more on RedState Discovers Best Museum In World History…
  the week in d.c. art

Jewish Gangsters, And Of Course, More Photographs Of Obama

“Real Machers: Portraits of American Jewish Gangsters,” an exhibit of pen-and-ink drawings by graphic artist Pat Hamou, is opening tomorrow at the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery. Hamou’s portraits of the “machers” (Yiddish for “big shot”) are hardly threatening in their fedoras and bow ties, but you can guarantee, as Hamou does, that they have “bigger matzoh balls than most.” Feb. 18-May 17. [DCJCC] Read more on Jewish Gangsters, And Of Course, More Photographs Of Obama… Read more on Jewish Gangsters, And Of Course, More Photographs Of Obama…
  the week in d.c. art

Three Trippy Exhibits and New Orleans Cocktails

The Connor Contemporary showcases the works of John Kirchner and Brandon Morse in a joint exhibit, “Unknowns” and “This Shape We’re In,” an exploration of decay and rebirth. Kirchner takes old oil paintings from unknown artists and adds commonplace things to them — an apple, a shirt — while Morse’s videos show structures breaking down and forming new shapes. Until March 21. [Connor Contemporary] Read more on Three Trippy Exhibits and New Orleans Cocktails… Read more on Three Trippy Exhibits and New Orleans Cocktails…
  great moments in american history

Michelle Obama To Be Immortalized As Wax Demon!

In the English-speaking world, the greatest honor that a well-known human can earn is to be made into a waxen gargoyle by Madame Tussauds. Michelle Obama, our new First Lady, will enjoy this wonderful privilege in a few short months. Read more on Michelle Obama To Be Immortalized As Wax Demon!…
  the week in d.c. art

Roller Derby Girls and Michael J. Fox

Exhibition Picks: Roller derby girls are frightening: They wear torn fishnets, have tattoos and are into feminism. But Cory Oberndorfer makes them look as sweet as ice cream in his Flashpoint exhibition, “Flavor of the Month,” a collection of candy-colored graphic art prints. At Flashpoint, until Feb. 13. [Flashpoint] Read more on Roller Derby Girls and Michael J. Fox… Read more on Roller Derby Girls and Michael J. Fox…
 

Stephen Colbert At National Portrait Gallery: Well Hung?

newVideoPlayer("fullcolbert.flv", 463,387,""); Our Liz Glover dropped by the National Portrait Gallery to ask bitter voters about Stephen Colbert’s dignified triple portrait, which enjoyed a limited engagement hanging in the restroom foyer, over the water fountain. The answers may repulse you! (Thanks to Dawne Langford for the camera work.) Read more on Stephen Colbert At National Portrait Gallery: Well Hung?…
 

Spy Museum Wants You to Know It’s Got Sex, Too!

Most DC residents think of the International Spy Museum as either that place where my nieces and nephews go while I’m taking a break from their visit, or the expensive one. The museum, perhaps chastened by its you know — for kids! reputation, has launched a sexy, not-at-all-exploitive new ad campaign (shown above, shot yesterday at the Farragut North Metro station) to let everybody know that they’ve got hos, babes, and naughty secrets as well! And that hot thing in the ad? She’s totally a spy! I bet! Bitch set me up! Read more on Spy Museum Wants You to Know It’s Got Sex, Too!…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: MOCA DC’s Erotica 2007

Do you like “edgy” art? Perhaps a fat naked guy in body paint? Well, do we have a gallery of Not Safe For Work pictures for you! Liz Gorman, Girl Reporter, was on hand to document the vulgarity at MOCA DC’s Erotica 2007 open house on Friday. We hope she didn’t eat dinner right before the show! Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: MOCA DC’s Erotica 2007…
 

Metro Section: Bloggers On Constant Watch for New Sub-Categories of Douche

* “I am Mary Cheney’s fetus” [Craigslist] * Blogging to peak in the first half of 2007. [circumlocutor] * We need more troops like you for our War on Christmas: “…they start spilling out of places like Felix and Spy Lounge and Bourbon, stuffed full of mini quiche and well drinks, looking for “The next place to parr-tay, bra!” [Sour N Sweet] * Metro Police more responsive than DC Police. See? They done something right. [Logan Circle News] * The Hirshhorn is hiring a Director of Development. If you get the job, tell them to screen some movies or have some parties. Just tell them to stop being the boringest museum ever. [DC Arts Jobs] Read more on Metro Section: Bloggers On Constant Watch for New Sub-Categories of Douche…
 

Metro Section: Gay Children to Hang

“Looking for a hot spot for me and my boys to chill out. Ladies, hit me up if you want to hang and bang!” [Craigslist] Said you love someone but didn’t mean it — $25. Meaning anything that you say — priceless. [Craigslist] Read more on Metro Section: Gay Children to Hang…
 

Metro Section: Brought To You By Vandelay Industries

The drug habit Washington just can’t seem to kick: responsibility. [Blue Dog Art & Design] Democracy without hooch is like cookies without milk. [Another Day In DC] Michelle Malkin: “smokin’ hot;” smells of “evil and bullshit.” [The DC Universe] Read more on Metro Section: Brought To You By Vandelay Industries…